Saudi FM meets newly appointed GCC Secretary-General

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan meets newly appointed GCC Secretary-General Dr. Nayef bin Falah Al-Hajjraf in Riyadh. (SPA)
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Updated 06 February 2020

Saudi FM meets newly appointed GCC Secretary-General

  • Sarkozy described Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 as a “vision for the future”

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan met Dr. Nayef bin Falah Al-Hajjraf, newly appointed secretary-general of the Gulf Cooperation Council, in Riyadh on Wednesday.
The meeting was attended by the foreign ministry’s undersecretary for multilateral international affairs, Abdulrahman bin Ibrahim Al-Rassi.
Also on Wednesday, Prince Faisal met Qahtan Taha Khalaf, Iraq’s ambassador to the Kingdom, in Riyadh to discuss bilateral relations between the two countries and developments in Iraq.
The meeting was attended by Saeed bin Othman Suwaied, director-general of the Foreign Ministry’s General Department of the Arab States.
Prince Faisal also met former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is taking part in the Global Cybersecurity Forum in Riyadh.
Sarkozy described the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 as a “vision for the future.”
He also highlighted the importance of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s initiatives to protecting children in the cyberworld and empower women in the field of cybersecurity.


COVID-19 claims 42 more lives in Saudi Arabia

Updated 12 July 2020

COVID-19 claims 42 more lives in Saudi Arabia

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 167,138
  • A total of 2,223 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded 42 more deaths from COVID-19 and 2,779 new confirmed cases of the disease on Sunday.
Of the new cases, 247 were recorded in Riyadh, 191 in Jeddah, 164 in Hufof, 157 in Dammam and 157 in Makkah.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 167,138 after 1,742 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 2,223 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.